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Umlani Bushcamp

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Asker, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Umlani Bush Camp from 3.-7. Oct 2014. We had an a amazing time. Service was outstanding, delicious meals, great guides and the hosts at Umlani went out of their way to make our stay the best! There is no Wifi there or cell phone coverage there - so for 4 blissful days, we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok.... One small negative is that our travel agent failed to tell Umlani that this was our honeymoon so we thought we had missed out on the extras. Umlani found out during our trip however and made sure we felt utterly spoiled. This is just a magical place of big skies, great people, great food, frightening night noises and unforgettable... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review .Sorry to hear of the mis-communication , I am happy to hear that the team made up for it and that you found Umlani to be a most magical place. Hope you find an excuse to return for an anniversary maybe ? best regards Marco More 

Lund, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend Umlani, the perfect place to visit if you only have a short time and want to see alot and get close by the mammals! We also think it's perfect to stay at even if you will be driving around by yourself in kruger before/after your stay at Umlani. At Umlani they can, and will, drive out in... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Umlani we appreciate it. Also thank you for recommending the 3 night stay which I agree 100 % gives you enough time to better experience the African Bush 2 nights is just too short . Thank you for returning for a second time hopefully you come for a third visit . best wishes Marco More 

Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. We got to see all the big 5 in our first trip out in the bush, Beautiful location and fantastic professional and pleasant staff. Picked up at airport , and spotted Hippo,Lions and giraf on our way to Umlani.

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review of Umlani we appreciate it . I am very pleased it was a fantastic experience for you. Hope to see you some day in the future again . All the best Marco More 

Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I cannot recommend this place enough. If you want a true and amazing bush feeling, fantastic game drives, living next to a nature and an awesome staff you must come to Umlani. Do not miss this opportunity!

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Gee that is a lovely review thank you very much we really appreciate the recommendation ......we hope to welcome you back some day in the future. best regards Marco More 

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Coming here for the fourth time in a time span of 14 years, Umlani never fails to give you the ultimate bush experience. Everybody, from the cook to the ranger, is dedicated to making your safari as unforgettable as possible. It's eco friendly, rustic, and highly atmospheric. Apart from that, it is really affordable as well. The best way to... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Wow thank you for the wonderful review its really inspiring for me to read . I am pleased you were back for a fourth visit and described it as the ultimate bush experience. We hope you come back for a fifth visit . best regards Marco More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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42 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The camp is perfectly situated and easy to find and I can't praise it enough. The huts and spacious and comfortable and the staff are friendly and attentive. We had the best game drive experience ever and managed to see the Big 5 and a cheetah during our short 2-day visit. Amos and Andrew did a great job of tracking... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review on Tripadvisor and for encouraging travelers to try the no electricity experience . Best regards Marco More 

Glen Iris, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A truly unique experience The food the service the game drives the treetop cubby house this place has it all Saw big 5 in 3 days a pack of wild dogs hunting and a giraffe drinking at water hole whilst we were in the treehouse Highly recommend it

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for highly recommending Umlani on Tripadvisor . regards Marco More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very nice and friendly personel. Excellent safaris whith very competent rangers and trackers. Good food and very nice accomodation. Good chance to se the Big Five! We really recommend Umlani Bushcamp!

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Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor we appreciate it and also your recommendation of Umlani , excellent safaris , food and staff. all the best Marco More 

los angeles, ca
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If there is such a thing as decadent roughing it, this is it! An amazing outdoor experience with opportunities to witness all of the wildness of South African animals in their natural habitat, with all of the comforts of hotel staff. I cannot recommend it enough! Spend a night in the treehouse if you can!

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Thank you for your review and your recommendation of Umlani to travelers we truly appreciate it . regards Marco More 

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